Borders Within the Dynamism of Europe: European Migration Regimes Between Exclusion and Inclusion

  • Georg VobrubaEmail author
Part of the Immigrants and Minorities, Politics and Policy book series (IMPP)


The chapter starts with a short theoretical sketch of the theory of the Dynamism of Europe. What follows is a description of the transformation of outsiders into insiders by referring to the last enlargement, namely the Eastern enlargement in 2004 and 2007. The next step consists of the argument that the deepening of integration, and in particular the abandonment of state border controls within the EU (the so-called Schengen area), constitutes a common interest of EU members in controlling the outer borders. Finally, the chapter points out that at present EU’s outer border regimes are in a difficult process of change from maximal exclusion to semi-permeability.


Free Movement Outer Border Border Control Illegal Migration European Neighbourhood Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversität LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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